A Tidal Hydraulic Model of the C&D Canal

by Bernard B. Hsieh, Maryland Dep of Natural Resources, Annapolis, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The Kalman filter combined with one-dimensional shallow water wave equation is applied to describe the tidal hydraulic behavior of the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware bay canal. This model joins two separate estuarine systems and one branched in the Elk river area. The field observations from surface water elevations and tidal currents show better agreement with filtered estimate than they compare to the purely numerical solution. The considerations for extending the modeling process to the system noise and the measurement noise provide much better predictions and can be used to simulate the special forcing events.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Tides | Canals | Water waves | Wave equations | Bays | Mathematical models | Terrain models | Delaware | United States

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